In both Astrology and Numerology, your birth date is significant in determining parts of your destiny.
In Astrology you look towards the planets for answers, but in Numerology you use the numbers of your birthdate to determine your Life Path Number.
This number is believed to hold clues as to part of your purpose in this lifetime and what lessons and experiences you are likely to fulfill.
Here is how to determine your Life Path Number:
Begin by converting your birthdate into single digits. So for example, if you are born on August 20, 1980 you would do this:
Month: 8 (August is the 8th month)
Day: 2+0 =2
Year: 1+9+8+0= 18 (Keep reducing this number to a single digit)
Then you would add these three numbers together:
Again, reduce this number further till it is a number between 1-9
This would give you a Life Path Number of 1.
The only time you would not reduce the numbers down is if you get a 11, 22 or 33 at any step along the way. This is because these are known as Master or Power Numbers.
For example, my birthdate is 29th December 1988
Day: 2+9= 11 (This is a Master number so it doesn’t need to be reduced to a single digit)
If I add these together 3+11+8=22
My Life Path Number would be 22. (Again, this number does not have to be reduced to a single digit as it is a Master Number).
Here is what your Life Path Number Means:
Life Path Number 1
You are a born leader, motivator and inspiration to those around you. You are ambitious and are often a well respected, especially in your career. You are best suited to learning on your own and from experience.
You are also innovative and entrepreneurial and would rather forge your own path than follow someone else’s. You are likely to be very prosperous in this life because of your keen leadership abilities.
You have a great strength and the power to overcome most obstacles. At times you can be overly sensitive and you can take criticism quite harshly. You do not like being told what to do and at times you can be selfish or controlling.
You are destined for great success in this life. It is time for you to step into your role as a leader and to forge the path ahead. Follow your heart and know that you will always be guided when you take the reigns and step into your true power.
Life Path Number 2
You are a born companion, best friend and employee. Life will always be easier for you when you are following in the footsteps of those before you.
This is because you learn best from other people and their mistakes and triumphs. You are a born peace-keeper and struggle through disagreements or conflict of any kind. You are very thoughtful and conscientious and it is likely that you will always have many friends.
You love being in a relationship or having a ‘partner in crime’. You are a gentle soul and are always able to see others points of view. You forgive easily and are often the first one to compromise or sacrifice something.
At times you can be a ‘people pleaser’ and give too much of yourself away. You have a strong desire to be loved and accepted and this can sometimes lead you astray.
You are destined to help support and guide others using your diplomatic and open minded approach. You are an excellent friend, mentor and support to those in need. Ask yourself where you can be most of service and then follow your heart to the answer.
Life Path Number 3
You are a creative and self-expressive soul with a strong ability to communicate and socialize. People are often drawn to your charismatic nature and always have fun in your company.
You are extremely intelligent and have the ability to almost see through the minds of others. You are knowledgeable about a lot of things and often have talents in multiple areas. You are enthusiastic at heart and thrive when you are able to express yourself.
You are also emotionally sensitive and enjoy being attached to others. At times however, you can be too clingy and lose your independence. You can also err on the side of forgetfulness or carelessness and those around you may be frustrated by your flighty nature.
You are destined to use your communicative skills and quick-wit to forge your path in this life. You long to express yourself and through this expression you are able to help and guide others.
You thrive when surrounded by friends and family and you find life easiest when you go with the flow and allow your heart to lead you.
Life Path Number 4
You are strong, logical and are a foundational support for others. You are also analytical, detail orientated and observant to those around you. You are extremely driven and often have the strength and energy to continue ahead long after others have given up.
You are calm, centered and always have a logical and practical response for everything that you do. You are very goal orientated so having a plan of attack will always hold you in good stead. You are likely to be very prosperous in this life as not only are you intelligent, but you are also responsible and conservative with material possessions.
You can be stubborn at times and can be prone to workaholic tendencies. You also may take on more burdens than necessary, especially when it comes to your friends and family. You are known to be reliable and if you don’t hold your boundaries in place, people can take advantage of you.
You have the knack of tacking a creative idea and turning it into a reality. At times you can be narrow minded and limited in your thinking and beliefs. You are destined to bring order and structure to your life and the lives of those around you. You are also grounded and dependable. You have the gift of being able to take ideas and give them ‘roots’ or legs to stand on.